Hello and hajimemashite! (nice to meet you!)
My name is Makoto Koji and I am a member of the Cat Piano team. After graduating my animation degree in Griffith University Brisbane, I traveled south to animate on this project alongside the inspirational duo of Eddie and Ari.
We have once again been over due for a blog, so I will be filling in this evening to update you all on our progress.
Since my arrival I have been animating after hours alongside co-director Ari, who has taught me so much. It is a pleasure to be animating beautiful characters "traditionally" and I have found it very therapeutic. Eddie has now joined the animation team (making it three of us! YAY!) , to help us colour the Cat Piano world.
To help you visualize the process, I have drawn a picture!
(My camera is broken...)
The Cat Piano Animation Team!!!
Eddie in orange: colouring,
Ari in blue: animating on his cintiq
Me on a Piano....???
Although it may seem that everything is coming along, we are actually having many difficulties.
At this point in production it is vital to have a locked edit of the film.
We do not have one.... BUT!!!!
Ari has postponed his animation and is working hard on this edit as I speak/type.
He is confident that it will be completed soon and this should assist in speeding up the animation process.
We are aiming to post some animation tests as possible.
So please stay tuned!
Until next time, OYASUMINASAI!!! (Goodnight!)